How Do I Make Ruffles Like This?

Decorating By adepew21 Updated 14 Nov 2009 , 10:28am by grandmom

adepew21 Posted 14 Nov 2009 , 5:25am
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I am not making this cake but I want ruffles similar to this. How do I do this? Please help! Flickr sugarpaste cinderella. I cant save the image. no rights.

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Texas_Rose Posted 14 Nov 2009 , 5:27am
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Cut strips of fondant and thin one edge with a ball tool on a foam pad, like you'd thin a rose petal.

adepew21 Posted 14 Nov 2009 , 5:31am
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Do I need to cover the whole cake in fondant or just attach the ruffles to butter cream?

adepew21 Posted 14 Nov 2009 , 5:36am
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sorry guys here is a tiny image

Texas_Rose Posted 14 Nov 2009 , 6:22am
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Personally I would cover in fondant first. It's easier to glue fondant to fondant and it will look smoother too.

adepew21 Posted 14 Nov 2009 , 7:39am
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can you or anyone be more specifc i am using pretty thick strips about 2 n wde i am having no luck

jdconcc Posted 14 Nov 2009 , 9:02am
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The ruffles need to be made from gumpaste and rolled really thinly. then take one strip at a time and thin on the foam pad as you would a rose petal and it should just ruffle really easily.

What is not working with what you are doing?

adepew21 Posted 14 Nov 2009 , 9:10am
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I started cutting two inch strips but when I did the edge it made small little ruffles not nice and big like the ones in the picture. I have never done anything like this and have only done the rose once about a year ago so maybe i am doing the wrong technique. I am kind of starting aout one inch up making a u shape and going to the edge with the ball and then moving over about one ince at a time across the strip.

Texas_Rose Posted 14 Nov 2009 , 9:30am
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Put the ball half on the ruffle and half on the foam pad and then move the ball along the edge of the ruffle. You'll notice it start to ruffle as you move along.

grandmom Posted 14 Nov 2009 , 10:28am
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